The Vilamendhoo experience starts before you even set foot on the island, with a seaplane transfer from the airport. Flying over turquoise waters and pearl-white isles sets the scene for what's to come. And from the sky you can really appreciate just how pretty the island is.
The resort itself has been completely refurbished so everything feels box-fresh. The makeover comes courtesy of the owners of sister island, Meeru, and you can expect the same level of pared-back luxury throughout.
Take the Beach Villas, for starters. They're set in tropical gardens, so you get a real sense of privacy. For that added luxe touch, opt for a Jacuzzi® Beach Villa. Or, if al fresco living is your thing, stay in one of the brand-new Jacuzzi® Water Villas over on the sunset side of the island. They're perched on stilts in the lagoon and come with open-air rain showers, outdoor whirlpool baths and steps leading straight into the water.
The open-air theme carries through to the resort's two main restaurants. They're both buffet-style and housed in open-sided cabanas. What's more, this place is 24-hour All Inclusive so everything's taken care of. You'll find more menu options over at the à la carte eateries. Star billing goes to the over-the-water Asian Wok Restaurant, which serves up sizzling teppanyaki. Plus, a choice of three bars means you've got plenty of after-dinner options.
As for what else is on offer, you can be as laidback or lively as you like. There's an over-the-water spa and a house reef that offers some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in the Maldives. Plus, you get taster lessons in things like snorkelling and windsurfing - and a sunset cruise - included in your stay.
Stylish 4T and 5T hotels
- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, by the glass. Minibar restocked with still water, soft drinks and beer. Afternoon tea from 15.00-18.00. Snacks at set times.
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Funama buffet restaurant
Found at the Island Resort.
Experienced swimmers can discover the beautiful reef surrounding the island. If you don't have that much experience, or would like to improve then make the most of the free lesson on offer. Equipment can be rented for an extra charge.
Takes place at the Island Resort.
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Double room with garden view sleeps up to 4 with a four-poster bed, ceiling fan, DVD/CD player, internet access - with a charge, bathrobes, slippers, nightly turndown service, partially open-air bathroom with rain shower and private porch with furniture. These villas are located in the Island Resort section of the island.
Water villa with Jacuzzi® sleeps up to 3. These villas are on stilts located over water and have a larger bedroom iPod docking station, Espresso machine, internet access - at a cost. You'll also have a spacious partially open-air bathroom with double sinks and rain shower, private walled-in outdoor area with a Jacuzzi® for 2, wooden sundeck with sunbeds and umbrella and a private sundeck with stairs into the sea. These villas are located in the Couples Resort section of the Island - minimum age of 18 years.
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